Two changes for Mansfield Town against Exeter City

Mitchell Rose.
Mitchell Rose.

Mansfield Town made two changes for tonight’s home clash with Exeter City.

Midfielders Chris Clements and Craig Westcarr were rested to the bench with a busy period ahead and Jamie McGuire and Jack Thomas given places in the starting XI.

On the home bench, there was a place for the first time for 16-year-old youth striker Zayn Hakeem.

Stags were looking to build on Saturday’s 3-1 home win over Hartlepool while City were still on a high after winning 2-1 away against local rivals and League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle.

Bizarrely, this was Stags’ first home midweek game of the season after seven away so far.

MANSFIELD TOWN: Jensen, Rose, Pearce, Chapman, Green, N. Thomas, Tafazolli, Lambe, N. Thomas, McGuire, Adams. Subs: Shearer, Collins, Clements, Westcarr, Blair, Yussuf, Hakeem. 
EXETER CITY: Olejnik, Noble, Ribeiro, Harley, Holmes, Davies, A. Nicholls, Moore-Taylor, T. Nichols, Grant, Brown. Subs: Woodman, Oakley, Morrison, Reid, Harmon, Wheeler, Tillson.

REFEREE: Oliver Langford of West Midlands.